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Address: Uehara, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
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Small town

I drove through twice and the least favorite of the villages. I was unable to tell if the shops were open and also few had signs in English. However I did note more restaurants... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Ruggerlynn
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The staff in the clean and tidy port building were very helpful. The boats and buses were spot on. The boats have free shuttle buses to tuned with their services to drop off and collect customers across the island.

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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201 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I drove through twice and the least favorite of the villages. I was unable to tell if the shops were open and also few had signs in English. However I did note more restaurants and at least one bar in town.

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Thank Ruggerlynn
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This small town is nothing special but has a ferry terminal, some car rentals a few supermarkets and restaurants. I used the ferry to go to Hatoma island. This very remote island is perfect for those who want to spend a day wandering around by yourself. Other ferries go from and to Ishigaki.

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Thank PetervanderGiessen
Europe
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Small town of ferry terminal, car rentals, few supermarkets and restaurants. Nothing special, but a good starting point to explore the island. There is a scheduled inexpensive bus going along the coast and passing the town.

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Thank Moe M
Singapore, Singapore
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1,530 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

As I heard in advance, my booked ferry from Ishigaki island to Uehara port was cancelled in December. If you are told that the ferries to Uehara port are cancelled but you still need to go to Uehara to be picked up by hotels or rent-a-car companies, you can buy tickets to Uehara in Ishigaki island, take the ferries to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If ypu re npt to sure which ferry portto lamd on Iriomote then this is the one. If you can only ,anage to ship to the southern port then no worries as there is a bus that runs alo g the main island road. It wilrobably take you a good hour though. At the ferry terminal there is not much... More 

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